Just when you think you know everything there is about a friendship, life proves me wrong. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been in this funk of wanting to just be by myself and be a little bit of a loner. That’s highly unusual if you know me. I was even standoffish from my best friend and there was no wrong doing on her part at all. I questioned everything. So, I just took myself out of the social scene. After a week or so she invited me out for a drink one night. It felt different. I thought the feeling was because I felt needed. I thought she knew I needed her there for me and I still think she knew I was going through something and she could not pin point it. I was right about our “date” being different but for all of the wrong reasons. I’m getting chill bumps now just typing this. She needed me just as much as I needed her. The meeting she called was an announcement. Honestly I don’t do well with being surprised and I over analyze so many things that as soon as I walked up and saw my wine glass and her water glass….I knew. I was about to become an unofficial aunt to my best friend’s first baby. Be on the look out folks. My Pinterest board is about to BLOW UP with baby goodies! I called dibs on the baby shower and you know that it is going to be awesome and mainly because of the invention of Pinterest. We’ve still got 8 months to go!
You want information on Pensacola and surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place. I love Pensacola and the events that we have to offer to locals and tourists. Has it been 35 years already? Oh who am I kidding. I haven’t been around for 35 years but that doesn’t mean I don’t love keeping the tradition around. Shameless plug. I’m the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for the Pensacola Seafood Festival. The Pensacola Seafood Festival is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary. It will be held in downtown Pensacola on September 28 through 30. It encompasses three public parks: Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. I know I’m bias, but it’s my favorite event of the year. I have family and friends that come into town just for this festival. Need to know all the ins and outs of the festival for the best experience? I’m here to help. The best part: Entrance to the festival is FREE! Parking. It’s the number one question that we get at the office. Downtown Pensacola parking is just that, downtown Pensacola parking. There’s a website that helps you find all of the parking spaces in downtown: Pensacola Parking. Treat it like a Pensacola Blue Wahoos game and be prepared to pay $5 to a charity that take over parking lots in downtown for big events. It’s the easiest way. Driving Directions. Try typing in your GPS or MapQuest, 211 West Main Street. It will guide you to the heart of the festival, but the streets will be closed before you make it there. What to Bring. A chair. There are plenty of chairs and tables at the festival, but you never know how many will be available. What Not to Bring. Coolers, outside beverages, animals, or weapons of any kind. Available at the Festival. Plenty of food choices, ATMs, Water, Pepsi products, Miller products, a children’s area, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, dining tents, over 160 arts and crafts vendors, a 5K run/walk and a whole lot of atmosphere! Festival Hours Friday, September 28 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, September 29 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, September 30 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida with more than 160 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate in this three day festival. Vendors will be displaying their unique wares, and many items are reflective of the area’s Gulf Coast lifestyle. Arts and crafts vendors will be located in Pensacola News Journal Pelican Park (Seville Square). The Pensacola Seafood Festival will feature seafood dishes and other delicious festival fare. Treat your taste buds to a variety of dishes from 17 carefully selected food vendors bordering the park along Government and Alcaniz Streets. Enjoy favorite foods such as grilled conch, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes, and more. Festival Artist Native Floridian Victor Bokas grew up on the Gulf Coast against a backdrop […]